MSRC Doctoral Fellowship: Governing the gender-health nexus

University of York
April 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,330 or £46,360
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MSRC Doctoral Fellowship: Governing the gender-health nexus




£41,330 or £46,360 per year


Marie Curie

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Fixed term

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Full-time (flexibility available)

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description Department

    The Department of Politics at the University of York, UK seeks applications for a doctoral candidate position under the MSCA-Doctoral Network: ‘Understanding Latin American Challenges in the 21st Century (LAC-EU)'. The selected candidates will be required to enrol in York's PhD training programme.

    Funded under the EU Horizon Europe and the UKRI Guarantee, the LAC-EU doctoral network explores challenges in Latin American governance. The program offers students an exceptional opportunity to engage in network-wide training and acquire a broad range of research-focused and transferable skills across Europe and LAC.

    To be eligible, you must have not been awarded a doctoral degree or have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months on 1 October 2024 or in the preceding 3 years. Short stays, such as holidays, do not count.

    The post is full-time and is available from 1st October 2024 to 30th September 2027 on a fixed-term contract.


    To undertake a PhD with the project title of Governing the gender-health nexus: Delivering sexual and reproductive health.

    The objectives include to:

  • Identify the challenges of delivering sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls in Latin America, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify how regional organisations address reproductive rights and the role of advocacy in policy recommendations..
  • Contribute analytically and empirically to a better understanding of the challenges in LAC of delivering gender equality and health for all, in accordance with the SDGs.
  • Provide support to the research in York and to the project as a whole and assist with its day to day operations
  • Skills, Experience & Qualification
  • Master's degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Politics , or cognate disciplines
  • Knowledge of relevant subject area
  • Excellent Spanish and English
  • Experience, interest and enthusiasm of and for working in the project area
  • Ability to undertake academic research,including preparing, setting up, conducting and recording of field work, the development of questionnaires and conducting surveys
  • Ability to organise own research activities to agreed deadlines and quality standards
  • Excellent IT and social media skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to enable the effective presentation of research and outcomes to key stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively to a range of audiences
  • Positive attitude to colleagues and students
  • Willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other work areas/institutions
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to personal development and updating of knowledge and skills
  • Interview date: to be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Jean Grugel ([email protected])

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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